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​Hinckley Allen Promotes Paparone, Tierney, Ramos, and DeBassio to Partner

Hinckley Allen rings in the New Year with the promotion of four new firm partners. Melissa Paparone, Brian Tierney, Adam Ramos, and David DeBassio assume their new positions effective January 1, 2016.

“Each of these attorneys has made a mark in their practice areas, paving the way for the future of this industry,” said David J. Rubin, Managing Partner at Hinckley Allen. “It gives me great pride to recognize these individuals as leaders within the firm.”

Based in Hinckley Allen’s New York City office, Melissa Paparone works as a corporate trust and public finance attorney. Her corporate trust practice involves the representation of financial institutions that provide trustee and agency services to the financial markets, as well as advising corporate trust clients on risk management matters. Melissa’s public finance practice is focused on tax-exempt financings where she represents issuers, institutions, and underwriters in various public finance transactions. Melissa was recognized by the New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2014 and 2015. Melissa received her J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School and her B.B.A. from Roanoke College.

Practicing in general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities, commercial lending, corporate finance, and tax-exempt financing transactions, Brian Tierney works out of Hinckley Allen’s Boston office. Brian assists clients with legal matters relating to business operations, development, financing, and acquisitions and sales, and also serves as a legal adviser to borrowers, institutional lenders, investment bankers, and underwriters in senior, second lien, subordinated debt, and tax-exempt financing transactions. He received his J.D. from University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law, and his B.S. from the University of Rhode Island. While attending the University of Hawaii, he spent time during his final year as a visiting student at Boston University School of Law. Brian is from Somerville, MA.

Adam Ramos, based in Hinckley Allen’s Providence office, works as an advisor and advocate in the Litigation practice. Adam works on energy-related matters and complex business and commercial litigation, representing institutional and individual clients in state and federal trial and appeals courts. He also works on products liability actions, intellectual property matters, real estate and land use disputes, insurance coverage litigation, mass torts, and premises liability claims. Involved in many civic engagements, Adam is a board member of the Rhode Island Board of Bar Examiners, Bristol Warren Education Foundation and the Hope Alzheimer’s Center. He is also a working group member of the Rhode Island Fair Funding Formula Working Group. Additionally, Adam is currently recognized as a Rhode Island Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the areas of Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Civil Rights/First Amendment. From Bristol, RI, he received his J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law and his B.A. from Florida State University.

With a focus in litigation, David DeBassio practices out of Hinckley Allen’s Hartford office. David represents clients in state and federal courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution (both mediation and arbitration) in a variety of civil and criminal matters, including commercial lease disputes, landlord-tenant, commercial and residential construction disputes, environmental contamination of real property, declaratory judgment actions involving insurance coverage and contract interpretation, shareholder disputes, theft of trade secrets, data security, identity theft, eminent domain, federal sentencing, cooperation agreements, and government and corporate internal investigations. He has tried cases to both judgment and verdict. Currently, David provides legal services to the Greater Hartford Community Foundation, which operates the Travelers Championship, an annual PGA TOUR event in Cromwell, CT. David received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law and his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross. David is from West Hartford, CT.

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